§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the intake of engineering apprentices in Dundee and Tayside in each year since 1979–80; and how many apprentices were made unemployed in each year.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The following table shows the intake of engineering apprentices in Tayside in each year since 1979–80 to 1983–84. Separate figures for Dundee are not available.
Total 1979–80 108 1980–81 98 1981–82 81 1982–83 62 1983–84 46
Since its inception in 1980, the number of redundant apprentices in Scotland helped to complete their apprenticeships under the redundancy training scheme administered by the Engineering Industry Training Board has been as follows:
Number 1980–81 254 1981–82 158 1982–83 90 1983–84 71